Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to use Outlook Tasks effectively on mobile devices

Keep your Resolutions and yourself On-Time using Outlook Tasks for Free

Outlook Tasks is a to-do list on steroids  and is one of the most useful features of the free Outlook online/Office 365.

Outlook Tasks is 
sort of a mini-project manager, you can easily add details if you like of Priorities, Actual vs. Target Hours, Percentage Complete and of course a Reminder. Anyone familiar with Microsoft Project will see similarities here.

But what shines with Outlook Tasks, is ability to write once, and share everywhere. You can instantly see you tasks appear on all platforms including 
iPhone and Android phones. See below for instructions to install and use on iPhone and Android phones.
    Creating a detailed new task

    How to access Outlook Tasks from Onedrive on your iOS device through Apple Reminders.

    Accessing OneDrive Tasks via Apple Reminders App - Install Instructions

    1. Open the settings on your iOS device and scroll down and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    2. Select your Outlook or Office 365 account containing the tasks you would like to sync to your device.

    3. From the list below, make sure that Reminders is selected.

      Your Outlook / Office 365 tasks should will appear in Apple Reminders.

      Note: Tasks are connected to your Mail account.

    4. From main screen tap Reminders App

    5. Select Tasks and you see your to-do list.

      Tip -  If tasks do not appear straight away!

      Click on Mail App and refresh (swipe down), and head back to Reminders App.


      This will perform a pull request on all information related to the Mail account, and refresh Tasks as well.

    6. Done.

    How to access Outlook Tasks from Onedrive on your Android device

    There are many task apps that synchronize Outlook/Exchange/Outlook 365 on the Google Play store, some free, and some paid awesome apps. Check them out, search for "Outlook Tasks" or "Exchange Tasks" or "Office 365 Tasks" and/or replace "Tasks" with "Todo" on Google Play.

       Tasks & Notes for MS Exchange- screenshot

    We tested this free ToDo app, with a Outlook account and it worked like a charm. Instructions at Google Play to install this app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.myklos.inote&hl=en

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